Author: Dr Pooja Gavas

Dr Pooja Gavas is an experienced homeopathic doctor, working as an Associate Doctor to Dr Rajesh Shah, MD. She is tremendously passionate about homeopathy and its efficacy in today's field of medicine. She is also a certified TA practitioner and a Counsellor who strongly believes that proper counselling and case taking enhances the overall outcome of homeopathic treatment. She also contributes in writing blogs and other articles related to healthy diet, life style modifications and home remedies.
Dandruff or Scalp psoriasis

Difference Between Scalp Psoriasis & Dandruff

Psoriasis is a skin condition in which 10 times rapid multiplication of skin cells occurs producing red, inflamed, bumpy, and itchy patches on the skin. This mostly occurs due to an overactive immune system. Itching in the patches leading to scaling of while silvery scales which is one of the characteristics of psoriasis. Scalp Psoriasis and Dandruff: Both the scalp conditions produce itching and flakes of skin, but there are some differences. Dandruff is a common scalp condition which causes shedding of dry flakes of skin. These flakes can fall on the shoulders and be embarrassing for the people. However, dandruff is neither contagious nor harmful. Scalp Psoriasis affects the scalp producing itchy, inflamed, reddish, and bumpy patches on the scalp. It can be so itchy and distressing that it may sometimes cause the skin to crack and bleed. Some other scalp conditions that can produce itching and skin flakes are listed here. Seborrheic Dermatitis – due to overgrowth of yeast on the scalp Tinea capitis or ‘scalp ringworm” Eczema Allergic contact dermatitis of the scalp Causes of Dandruff And Scalp Psoriasis: Dandruff: The exact cause of Dandruff is not yet clearly understood by scientists. Scalp Psoriasis: It has an autoimmune factor responsible for it. Stress, winter season, and an intake of certain foods, such as non-veg, wheat, milk, and milk products, are known to trigger scalp psoriasis.   We treat patients from USA, UK,...